Stephen Brick is a nonresident senior fellow on energy and climate for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He has worked for more than 30 years at the intersection of energy and environmental policy, and his expertise includes utility regulatory policy, energy economics, energy technology assessment, and air pollution control policy and economics.
From 2005 to 2009, Brick was manager of the environment program for the Joyce Foundation in Chicago. He directed a $6 million per year grant portfolio focused on energy and water issues in the Great Lakes region.
Brick served as a member of the Council's June 2009 task force report on national energy policy and Midwestern economic competitiveness. He helps to position the Council to play a long-term role in fostering greater Midwestern regional cooperation on energy and climate policy. He authored "Climate and Energy-The Midwestern Stake," a Global Midwest Policy Brief published by The Chicago Council in October 2009. The brief outlines the Midwest's vital role in the national energy and climate debate.
Prior to his work at the Joyce Foundation, Brick worked as associate director of research for the Energy Center of Wisconsin, where he was responsible for a wide range of studies on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and on the environmental impacts of energy systems. His previous positions include director of environmental affairs for PGE National Energy Group, science and policy director for the Clean Air Task Force, and cofounder and vice president of the energy consulting firm MSB Energy Associates.
Brick received his BA and MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied at the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.